I scoffed at the Maybelline Eyestudio quads when they were first launched. I still scoff at them – sorry Maybelline! The colours were just too sheer and matte for me. So I wasn’t expecting much of the new Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio palettes.
I never thought I’d own any Maybelline eyeshadows but then you know what they say about using the word “never” – Never say Never because the new Maybelline Diamond Glow palettes are worth a look!
The quad I have is 03-Gray Pink. Its a set of 4 gradational colours being a white highlighter, pink colour, silver and dark grey accent colour. All colours are shimmery – yay! If you aren’t into shimmer don’t be disheartened – the shimmer isn’t disco-ball and is in fact more of an iridescent glow It reminds me of the Japanese style of eyeshadows and imparts a nice 3D effect when applied.
The colours do swatch and apply light and unless you have a very dense brush, it might be best to use a sponge tip applicator or your fingers to apply these shadows. For once, I’m not going to diss the sponge applicator that comes with the palette LOL…
Here’s a look I did using the Maybelline Diamond Glow Gray Pink palette and the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. I never knew pink and gray made such a lovely soft combination! I like!
The colours aren’t all that fine milled to be honest but I didn’t expect too much of this RM33.90 palette. What I do like about it is that it imparts a soft glowy colour to the eyelids that is at once sophisticated and not over-done. As I said above, its reminiscent of Japanese brands of eyeshadows like Kate or Majolica Majorca and I’m pleasantly surprised!
The Maybelline Diamond Glow palette come in 6 colours – 01 Copper Brown, 02 Wine Pink, 03 Gray Pink, 04 Ocean Blue, 05 Fresh Green and 06 Lilac Mauve.
See some awesome swatches here on Lipglosseater. Haha! Bet everyone thought I was going for the green eh? But nope! I’m still in my gray eyeshadow phase because of the work friendly colour and versatility
Each palette retails at RM33.90 at all Maybelline counters. As always watch out for discounts and promotional prices to snag an even better bargain.
Pros: Inexpensive, Soft sheer glowy colour
Cons: Not very fine-milled, Sheer
Dior Designer Artistry Palette duped by Maybelline Diamond Glow?!
You know what? I thought these Maybelline Eyestudio quads reminded me of something I owned, so I dug around. Then, I realized that these are like a cheaper version of the Dior designer eyeshadow palette – gradational colours, iridescent texture, lovely glow… and so much cheaper too!
I’m not saying they’re the same of course – just similar Sooo… Have you seen the Maybelline Diamond Glow palettes? Which colour catches your fancy? Maybe I should look at Fresh Green next… or do I have too many greens already?